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Military power of Russia & Sweden

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Country: Russia (RU) Sweden (SE)
Capital: Moscow Stockholm
Population: 144 554 993 9 851 017
Area: 17 098 242 km2 450 295 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 66,3 billion $ 5,77 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4,3% 1,24%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 771 000 30 000
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 34 500
Available for military: 34 765 736 2 065 782

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 20 050 120
Armoured fighting vehicles: 27 335 2 719
Total artillery: 14 557 268
Self-propelled artillery: 5 955 48
Rocket artillery: 4 032 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 441 240
Fighter aircraft: 751 0
Multirole aircraf: 526 98
Attack aircraft: 783 0
Helicopters: 1 505 53

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Navy

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Total naval: 314 213
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 18 0
Frigates: 10 0
Corvettes: 83 9
Submarines: 59 5

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Nuclear weapons

Russia

The second most important state when it comes to researching, developing, and then storing nuclear weapon. Although the Russians managed to catch up with Americans later on, it was only in 1949 that the first nuclear test conducted by then the Soviet Union occurred. It was still quite a surprise for the Western Powers, who believed that Russia won’t be capable of producing nuclear warheads until 1953-1954. After the first test, the nation in question started to rapidly increase the amount of warheads they possessed. In the end of 1980s, they were the leading power when it comes to total number of warheads stored. It was approximately 40,000 warheads.

Nowadays, similarly to United States, the Russians store a total number of 6490 warheads, what is scarcely more than USA. When it comes to the number of deployed warheads, the amount is the same as in case of Americans, namely 1600 deployed warheads. We should also remember about the fact that Russia conducted over 700 tests, what makes them the second most important nation when it comes to developing nuclear weapons. However, it was the Soviet Union that managed to create the biggest bomb in the world. Known as Tsar Bomba, it had blast yield of 50 megatons of TNT.

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.